Significant findings of a medically urgent nature - General radiography
This is a playlist for radiographers, nurses or students to peruse during downtime at work, it's a useful way to fill your time and it will hopefully help you understand the subtlety of radiographic abnormalities.
The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has a list of significant abnormalities they expect radiographers to understand.
This is a long playlist showing examples of each pathology as they appear in plain radiography. It has cases demonstrating:
- acute dislocations
- soft tissue signs of occult fractures
- fractures around the hip & pelvis
- disruption to the lines of alignment of cervical spine lateral projection & soft tissue signs of underlying injury
- non-alignment of the lateral masses of C1 & a break in the odontoid peg - fracture/dislocation of C1/C2
- fractures involving the thoracic, lumbar & sacrococcygeal spine
- foreign bodies in head, neck chest & abdomen, particularly in the paediatric patient
- pneumothorax (spontaneous & tension), pneumomediastinum
- mis-positioning of important chest tubes & lines
- bowel (small & large) obstructions, sigmoid volvulus, pneumoperitoneum
- ureteric calculi
Radiographic image interpretation can be as hard as you want it to be. Remember this is a basic playlist and does not cover the intricacies of each individual injury, completion of this playlist will aid you in your studies/work life BUT there is almost always more to know.
Please contact Andrew if you have any queries/comments.